Putting wind to work for Carbon County
"Tapping the vast renewable energy resources on our nation’s public lands will create jobs while supporting a clean energy future. Wyoming has some of the best wind energy resources in the world, and there’s no doubt that this project has the potential to be a landmark example for the nation."
- U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar,
announcing the CCSM Wind Energy Project’s Record of Decision, Oct. 9, 2012
By the numbers
- Up to 1,000 wind turbines, constructed in two phases
- 3,000 MW nameplate capacity
- Best winds in the country – Class 6-7
- $5 billion estimated cost
- About 50% sited on private land and 50% on federal land in Carbon County "checkerboard"
- Sage-grouse hunters asked to turn in GPS tags
- BLM issues Decision Record for CCSM Project Phase I Wind Turbine Development
- USFWS issues Record of Decision for CCSM Project Phase I Eagle Take Permits
A video overview of PCW's wind power project is now online.
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Access the federal environmental analysis
- The U.S. Bureau of Land Management completed a project-wide EIS and completed two Site-Specific Environmental Assessments necessary for Phase I development. Learn more at the BLM CCSM Project website.
- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service prepared an EIS to analyze eagle permit applications for Phase I wind development. Learn more at the Service’s CCSM Project website.
Access the state permit information
The DEQ Industrial Siting Division reviews and regulates industrial developments in Wyoming. Learn more at the ISD's CCSM Project website.